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The spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the response to it is rapidly evolving. Fraser Coast Regional Council is committed to supporting Queensland Health as the lead agency responding to novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and will ensure our community is kept informed.
Community Recovery hotline
If you have no other means of getting food or essential items, call 1800 173 349
The Community Recovery Hotline is also available to support vulnerable Queenslanders in home quarantine who have no other means of support.
Fraser Coast Care Hotline
If you are feeling lonely, sad or overwhelmed or would simply like someone to chat with, call 1300 711 311. There are caring people waiting to take your call.
Media Release 17/7/2020
Minister for Housing and Public Works, Minister for Digital Technology and Minister for Sport
The Honourable Mick de Brenni
Job-creating grants support recovery of Queensland community clubs
Grants of up to $20,000 to support Queensland’s local clubs to purchase equipment and carry out capital works will open today, delivering further economic stimulus through sport clubs recovering from COVID-19 closures.
The special COVID-19 Active Restart Infrastructure Recovery Fund provides grants of up to $20,000 to help clubs back onto their feet after COVID-19 had impacted their seasons.
Minister for Sport Mick de Brenni said the $15.5 million program would support up to 3,000 not-for-profit sport and recreation clubs and organisations as they return to play.
“Thanks to the hard work of Queenslanders, the Chief Health Officer has been able to ease restrictions and support the safe restart of community sport and recreation.
“Now that competitions are back up and running, we are delivering Queensland’s plan to support our local clubs through this tough, global economic crisis,” Mr de Brenni said.
“These grants will help make up the fundraising shortfall caused by isolation and help clubs return to self-sufficiency.
Mr de Brenni said the funding could be used for a fresh coat of paint for the clubhouse, a new set of goal posts, or even a refresh of the club canteen and bar.
“We’re creating employment opportunities for local tradies to deliver the capital works, and our equipment grants will support the economic recovery of local suppliers.
Mr de Brenni said applications opened at midday today, with the total budget to be shared equally, 50:50, between Regional Queensland and South East Queensland.
“We want to ensure that the clubs that need the most support – wherever they are from in Queensland - can be supported through this Fund.
“The extra support will enable clubs to keep welcoming back members so they can swing a bat, kick a ball, or cheer on their local team.”
Mr de Brenni said through the Palaszczuk Government’s COVID-SAFE Restart Plan $51.3 million is being invested to support recovery efforts in the sport and recreation industries.
“That includes $150 FairPlay vouchers for 73,000 eligible young Queenslanders with applications having opened on 6 July,” he said.
“We have also now distributed $2000 COVID SAFE Active Clubs Kickstart grants to help thousands of clubs switch their lights back on.”
A further $10.8 million is being invested early to the 77 state level organisations and peak bodies to support community sport and recreation as restrictions are eased.
For more information, visit www.covid19.qld.gov.au/returntoplay
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Crisis Payment - If you cannot work because you are isolated at home due to Coronavirus and do not have leave entitlements you may be eligible for a Crisis Payment. Centrelink may pay you Crisis Payment if you are in severe financial hardship and you receive an income support payment like JobSeeker Payment or Youth Allowance for job seekers.
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Funding is available for Queenslanders who have lost their job due to the impacts of COVID-19 and who do not have access to other financial assistance.
The COVID-19 Rental Grant is a one-off payment of up to 4 weeks rent (maximum of $2000) available to those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic who do not have access to other financial assistance. More information is available here.
If you have concerns about your health, contact 13 HEALTH (13 432 584). If you have symptoms of the virus and have travelled overseas in the past 14 days, or had close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 Coronavirus, see a doctor. Call ahead and mention your symptoms and travel (or contact) so they can prepare for your visit.
If you require translating or interpreting services, call 131 450.
If you are seeking general information or resources to keep yourself healthy through this event and minimise the transmission of COVID-19, visit Queensland Health’s website
If you are registered as being in quarantine in Queensland, and need essential supplies with no other means to access them, contact the Community Recovery Hotline on 1800 173 349.
If you are a National Disability Insurance Service (NDIS) participant and you are concerned about your exposure to COVID-19, call 1800 020 080 (24 hours a day, seven days a week) for the Department of Health’s NDIS hotline.
If you have disability and would like accessible information visit the NDIS’s website
If you are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment; contact the National Relay Service on 1300 555 727.
Contact the National Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080 for general information about COVID-19 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
If you would like further information about the Australian Government’s response to COVID-19, visit the Australian Department of Health’s website.
Visit Services Australia for information about the Australian Government’s support for people impacted by COVID-19, including Economic Support Payments and allowances for people who are in self-quarantine and can’t work.
Beyond Blue: 1300 224 636
Headspace: 1800 650 890
Health Direct Hotline: 1800 022 222
Kids Helpline: 1800 551 800
Lifeline: 13 11 14
MensLine Australia: 1300 789 978
National Home Doctor: 13 74 25 (13 SICK)
Rental Tenancy Authority: 1300 744 263
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Schools and community kindergartens will move to a home-based learning model from 20 April until at least 22 May 2020.
During this period, all students who are able to be supervised at home and learn from home are to stay home, except for vulnerable students and children of essential workers.
This decision to operate under a home-based learning model will apply for at least the first five weeks of Term 2, and a further decision will be made regarding the second half of Term 2 by mid-May.
The Department of Education has a number of online tools and resources to support students.
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